International Relations and International Organization
|!||Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.|
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
|honoursheeft honours track|
In this three-year Bachelor's degree programme you will explore political questions on an international level. You will focus on international relations, especially on the role of international organizations.
During the programme, you will approach issues in the field of international relations from three perspectives: political, economic and legal. In addition, you will receive thorough training in a modern foreign language. You will acquire a broad understanding of international relations.
Within the programme you can compile your own profile by choosing a minor. This offers many options to dive into an aspect you may be especially interested in, for example Development Studies. You can also opt for courses at other Faculties or spend a semester abroad.
As the programme is taught in English, a good grasp of the English language is essential!
The Bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Organization is a quota study (numerus fixus). This means that only a limited number of students are accepted every year.
Waarom aan de RUG?
History of International Relations 1
Introduction to International and European Law
History of International Relations 2
Academic Skills for IR
Statistics for IR
Introduction to Economics
Language Course 1a
Language Course 1b
Language Course 2a
Policy and Governance
Theory of International Relations
Language Course 2b
Language Course 3a
Methodology and Research Practice
Language Course 3b
IPE of Monetary Relations
IPE of Trade
Core Module IRIO and Bachelor Thesis
The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree program or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, an At work in the Netherlands Minor, a University Minor or a Faculty Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormencase study, literature study, colloquium, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, workshop, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
study guidanceIf you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the programme, minors, study abroad and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problem
- SciencesPo (Paris, France), Roma Tre (Rome, Italy), St. Louis (Brussels, Belgium, University of Antwerp (Belgium), Jagiellonian Uitwisselingsprogramma - Europa
- minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden
honours-/excellence program University of Groningen Honours College
The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.
The Honours College consists of a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 ECTS credit points on top of the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.
Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend
|hbo-p||Additional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components).|
The IRIO programme is taught in English. Dutch students with a VWO diploma do not need to submit proof of their English proficiency. For other EU candidates, the Admissions Officer will notify you if you need to provide test results. All non-EU candidates will need to provide test results. The minimum level of English proficiency is: TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items. Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components).
Dutch VWO diploma, a German Abitur, an International Baccalaureate diploma (minimum score: 24), a European Baccalaureate or another diploma that is sufficient for acceptance to a Dutch university. Students with a Dutch 'hbo propedeuse' diploma also need to meet the language requirements mentioned above.
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|749||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|56%||daarvan is vrouw|
|241||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|63%||daarvan is vrouw|
|29331||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
ClioClio is the Study Association of International Relations & International Organization at the University of Groningen. Clio has 1200 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch faculty of Arts.
Clio has 1100 members and is one of the largest students' associations in Groningen, and the largest students' organization at a Dutch Faculty of Arts. Clio organizes numerous events including parties, workshops, excursions and offers services like high-quality summaries, the internship database and various discounts around Groningen.
MitranyMitrany is the Alumni Network for all graduated students of International Relations and International Organization.
Mitrany was established in February 2013 in order to facilitate the contact between alumni and the Department of IRIO. Mitrany offers events tailored to graduated IRIO students concerning career paths and connects graduated IRIO students to its alumni network.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Experienced and renowned professors supply high quality academic knowledge
I came to Groningen because I was interested in a study program that was not offered at universities in Germany at that time. I knew little about the Netherlands and the Dutch education system, let alone the language. More importantly, I did not know anything about the city that I would call home for the following three years and yet I immediately felt at home..
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Student Ambassador Casper de Boer
It feels as if each day, I learn something new about the ever-changing world around me
About CasperHi there! My name Casper de Boer. I am currently a fourth year IRIO student, as well as a participant in the Honours College (BA) programme of the RUG. Last year I advised the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts on education related matters in my function as student-assessor. It was a rather extensive part-time job that resulted in having to extend my bachelor programme one more year...
Questions? Send Casper an e-mail!
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Student Ambassador Teun van der Horst
IRIO does have a focus on world politics and uses a theoretical approach, but it also addresses social sciences, economics, history, law and some other fields
About TeunHi! My name is Teun van der Horst, I am 21 years old and second-year student International Relations & International Organization (IRIO). Two years ago, after I finished secondary school, I attended a study that totally did not fit my liking, and afterwards felt a bit lost regarding all the studies that were out there. Of all the studies, I luckily found what suits me best, and hope to help you to achieve the same.Outside classes and lectures, I like being sociable, creative and to engage with global developments...
Questions? Send Teun an e-mail!
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Being provided with the necessary tools
When I was searching for the right degree programme, a combination between law, economics and political science, I stumbled upon IRIO. So far, it is my experience that IRIO is more than simply combining these subjects: it provides us with the necessary tools to understand how they are all connected in this complex world.
A personal challenge has been the responsibility of getting the weekly readings done, which requires some discipline, but also provides us with great freedom to make our own schedule...
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An international environment of likeminded academics
I chose the IRIO programme because I wanted to understand how the world around me works and, ultimately, to learn how to improve it. By learning how power structures work, how laws guide behaviour and how economic policies influence us, this programme seemed well-fit for me. Moreover, there is space to choose extra courses and to go abroad. Currently, I am writing my thesis on the effects of the euro area crisis on European Union policy and I am going abroad to South Korea next year.
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Along my studies my faculty actively cultivated in our classrooms reasoned debate, principled dissent, and incisive collaborative engagement with various issues
In 2015, I started my undergraduate studies in the International Relations and International Organisation programme. In this holistic and pluri-disciplinary programme, I have been successfully trained - both theoretically and methodologically - to further pursue the set of problématiques that drive me intellectually.
Along my studies, apart from the commitment to excellent research and instructive teaching, my faculty actively cultivated in our classrooms reasoned debate, principled dissent, and incisive collaborative engagement with various issues...
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Ellen Ringnaldawerkzaam als Business analyst bij GasTerra
Every issue has many perspectives
I currently work as a business analyst at the gas trading company GasTerra. I work in the commercial department that sells gas to energy providers. As a business analyst I support the account managers in the sales process.
I like the dynamic environment in which GasTerra operates. Each day can be different in a rapidly changing market with many challenges. Every day I use the analytical skills I acquired during my studies...
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Studie in cijfersIn deze tabel staan resultaten van deze studie in cijfers uitgedrukt. Hiermee kan je vergelijken hoe deze opleiding het doet in vergelijking met dezelfde opleiding bij andere onderwijsinstellingen.
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
With a Bachelor’s degree in IRIO, you have direct access to all six tracks of the Master International Relations at the University of Groningen: East Asian Studies, European Integration, Geopolitics & Connectivity, International Relations and International Organization, International Political Economy, and International Security.
Just like most other university Bachelor and Master programmes, the IRIO programme does not train you for one specific job. The IRIO programme prepares its students for professions and research careers where knowledge of international-political developments and the ability to analyse and assess complex issues and to form grounded judgements are relevant.
Many graduates become policy advisors for national governments, NGOs, and international organisations in international politics. An increasing number of graduates also use their analytical skills to advise international businesses. Research, media and communication are also prospective fields of employment.
current job market
|€ 2323||gemiddeld bruto maandloon|
|50%||kans op een vaste baan|
|38%||kans op een voltijd baan|
|48%||kans op een baan op niveau|
|16%||spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"|
|64%||is tevreden over de studiekeuze|
|Universiteit Leiden||Asian Studies (60EC)||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Crisis and Security Management||+ aanv. eisen|
|RUG||East Asian Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||Euroculture (EM)||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||European Integration||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Twente||European Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Tilburg University||European Union Law (track van International and European Law)||+ aanv. eisen|
|RUG||Europese Studies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||Geopolitics & Connectivity||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||Geschiedenis Vandaag||+ 30 EC pre-master|
|Erasmus||Global Business & Sustainability||+ basiskennis|
|Tilburg University||International and European Law||+ aanv. eisen|
|Wageningen University||International Development Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|RUG||International Political Economy||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||International Relations and International Organization||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||International Security||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||Internationale Betrekkingen (60 EC)||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam VU||Law and Politics of International Security||+ aanv. eisen|
|Tilburg University||Leraar VHO Maatschappijleer en Maatschappijwetenschappen dual educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|Amsterdam UVA||Lerarenopleiding Maatschappijleer educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|Amsterdam UVA||Lerarenopleiding Maatschappijleer part-time educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Management van de publieke sector||+ aanv. eisen|
|Wageningen University||Management, Economics and Consumer Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|RUG||Midden-Oostenstudies||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Tilburg University||Organization Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|RUG||Philosophy, Politics and Economics||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Public Administration||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Twente||Public Administration||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Economics and Governance||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||International and European Governance||+ aanv. eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Public Management and Leadership||+ aanv. eisen|
|Tilburg University||Public Governance||geen aanvullende eisen|
|RUG||Religion, Conflict and Globalization||+ motivatiebrief|
|Universiteit Leiden||Russian and Eurasian Studies||+ aanv. eisen|
|Erasmus||Strategic Management||+ basiskennis|